The u.S. Government needs the support of the eastern european countries to give the occupying power an international appearance
Since one and a half month the gulf war ii is over. Since then, the death toll among coalition troops has slowly but steadily risen to one or two a day. More than 80 american soldiers have been killed and more than 300 injured by iraqi guerrilla groups. Coupled with the fact that no weapons of mass destruction have yet been found – and will never be found, some say – unease about iraq has grown more coarse in the u.S. And the u.K.
The u.S. Has therefore put prere on its allies in new europe to help control the new iraq. The desperation of the american government is so great that it is even willing to pay in part for these additional troops to ease the burden on coalition forces.